[Maintain-dev] [JIRA] Work started: (MNT-1565) Central Cron Job
Josh Schonstal (JIRA)
jira at osuosl.org
Fri Oct 6 11:29:02 PDT 2006
[ http://bugs.osuosl.org/browse/MNT-1565?page=history ]
Work on MNT-1565 started by Josh Schonstal
> Central Cron Job Facility
> Key: MNT-1565
> URL: http://bugs.osuosl.org/browse/MNT-1565
> Project: Maintain
> Type: New Feature
> Versions: 3.1
> Reporter: Frederic Wenzel
> Assignee: Josh Schonstal
> Maintain should come up with a central cron job facility (like Drupal) that behaves like registering modules.
> An admin would not have to edit the system crontab file more than once. He would add cron.php or so to be triggered every minute.
> That script, in turn, would take care of triggering the individual modules that registered to that hook earlier. Registering would include:
> - giving the cron facility a start timestamp (like 6/9/2007, 1:30AM) and
> - a period (like 60 minutes)
> cron would then run this method relative to the timestamp in the chosen periods. That should be pretty simple to implement (some sort of modulo operation?).
> Advantage: Module writers do not have to care about explaining the use of cron to their users anymore, they can just rely on the cron structure to be there.
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